10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: July 9, 2017
10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier

Animal file: Yorkshire terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are dogs with very versatile and fast-growing hair, and as such they're a great option for a pet if you're passionate about dog hair care.

In this AnimalWised article you'll find the top 10 hairstyles for a Yorkshire Terrier, so that next time you go to a dog stylist you'll have a wider range of options to pick from. Read on to see the different hairstyles and choose one for your dog. What are you waiting for?

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Puppy style

The puppy style is a very popular hairstyle, especially for small and long-haired dogs like Yorkies. The puppy style is based on cutting the ends of the hair, leaving a maximum uniform length of 3 centimetres.

This type of hair cut evokes images of a small Yorkshire Terrier puppy, which makes the dog look sweet and reduces the chances of knots.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Puppy style

Westie style

The Westie style is based on the classic haircut very often sported by the West Highland White Terrier. It's fairly similar to the previous puppy style, although in this one the body hair is kept very short and even shaved. Meanwhile, the eyebrows and beard are trimmed just enough to make the ears and nose look longer.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Westie style

Schnauzer style

As with the previous example, the Schnauzer style bears similarities to the classic Schnauzer haircut. It consists of leaving the fur to grow around the legs and face, whilst keeping the body hair trimmed short. To really nail this style, you'll need to pay attention to shaping a beard and long eyebrows.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Schnauzer style

Pekingese style

The Pekingese style is yet another 'do' which aims to evoke the appearance of another breed - in this case, that of the Pekingese dog. For this, all you need to do is let the dog's hair grow to a mid-length and make sure you shape the Pekingese's long ears and locks of hair. Finally, you need to slightly shave its legs.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Pekingese style

Spanish Water Dog style

The Spanish Water Dog style is easy to achieve and maintain. It tries to achieve a similar look to that of the Spanish water dog. In order to do it, all you need to do is leave the hair to grow to a short-medium length and don't brush it with a comb or any other instrument. It should look curly and out of control, while the length should be uniform across the whole body.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Spanish Water Dog style

Other Haircuts for Yorkshire Terriers

If you're not looking for a puppy style or to imitate other dog breeds. you can cut your dog's hair yourself. Get inspired by the styles shown below.

Remember that the best hairstyle is the one with which your Yorkie feels comfortable, which won't prevent it from doing its daily activities or compromising its bodily hygiene.

Do you want to help us out? Share a picture of your Yorkshire Terrier so that other users can become inspired, and give their pet a unique look. Go for it and join the AnimalWised community.

10 Haircuts for a Yorkshire Terrier - Other Haircuts for Yorkshire Terriers

If you enjoyed this, you should check out our article on caring for a Yorkshire terrier.

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